• Department Scholarships: Music

    Hamline’s Music Scholarship is designed to support students who have a demonstrated interest, aptitude, and passion for music performance. This award can be renewed for three years if eligibility requirements are met.


    Transfer Spring 2021 student application deadline: January 5, 2021

    First-Year student application deadline:
    November 1, 2020 (for November 2020 audition date)
    February 1, 2021 (for February 2021 audition date)

    Transfer Fall 2021 student application deadline: May 1, 2021

    Scholarship Criteria

    Admitted students applying for this scholarship must participate in a musical ensemble and enroll in one of the following: private music lessons or music classes once the scholarship is awarded. A major in music is not required to be eligible for this scholarship, but students must maintain a GPA of 3.0. A select number of students will be invited to audition as a final step in the award process. Please see information on the audition process below.

    All required materials for admission to Hamline University must be submitted before applying for departmental scholarships. Scholarship applications and materials received after the deadline will not be considered. Scholarships are only awarded to students who have received an offer of admission from Hamline University.

    Audition Process

    A select group of students will be invited to submit an audition via video recording as the final step of the award process. Performance requirements are listed in the application form below. 

    Auditions will be held in mid-February. Information about auditioning will be sent to select students at the email address they provide on their application.

    How to Maintain this Scholarship

    To maintain this scholarship annually, the scholarship recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA, participate in a music ensemble, and enroll in private music lessons.

    For answers to any questions, call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 800-753-9753 or 651-523-2207 or email admission@hamline.edu.

  • Apply for the Music Scholarship

    All fields marked with an asterisk are required.

    Personal Information

    * First Name

    * M.I.

    * Last Name

    * Email

    School Information

    * High School or College

    * City

    * State

    * Name of Music Director who knows your work

    * Primay Instrument(s) or Voice Part
    Secondary Instrument(s) or Voice Part (if applicable)
    Ensemble Work
    Please list years of membership, please specify: Band, orchestra, choir, jazz band, etc.
    Note any leadership experience

    Freshman-Senior Year

    Please note any leadership positions

    Music-Related Coursework
    (Theory, history, ear-training, recording, composing, etc. If none put N/A.)

    Freshman Year

    Sophomore Year

    Junior Year

    Senior Year  

    Individual and Small Group Performance Experience
    List solo, chamber music, accompanying, combos, and other performance experiences beginning with most recent experience. Include the date(s) and description(s).

    Individual Instruction Experience
    List private lessons beginning with most recent experience.

    What is the name of your private instructor?

    How many years have you had private lessons?

    Any notable summer music experiences:

    Anything you’d like us to know about your background and interest in music:

    Which instrument or vocal part will you use to audition?     

    Will you need an accompanist? 

    Required materials

    : If an accompanist is required for your performance piece, sheet music must be submitted with your application materials, or postmarked on the same day your application is submitted. Please mark the piano score with your preferred metronome marking.


      For submission instructions, please see "How to Submit Additional Materials"

    Audition Requirements

    Please identify which audition requirement(s) you will perform if you are invited to audition. Performing by memory is optional. Information about the audition process can be found above.


    For students submitting a recorded audition, the music faculty would appreciate if you would respond to a few questions after your performance: 

    • What do you plan to do in the music program at HU? 
    • Do you have in mind a particular major? Undecided? Double major? 
    • How do you engage with music outside of the academic structure? 
    • Any questions for us?


    How to submit required materials:

    Mail: Send application materials in one envelope to the following address:

    Hamline University, Office of Undergraduate Admission
    Departmental Scholarships
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284

    Email: Submit application materials in one email to scholarships@hamline.edu.


    I certify that all the information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if the information I have provided is false, incomplete or inaccurate, my scholarship application to Hamline University may be voided. I recognize that the university reserves the right to award scholarships to students who demonstrate exemplary qualifications for each departmental scholarship at its own discretion.


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